Arts and Culture

Did you know there are hundreds of arts and cultural events on and off campus? Many are free and if not free, are often less than the price of a movie. We offer a wide range of activities and programs for both the campus and the community. We hope these resources will assist you in exploring the diversity of arts and culture at Miami.


The arts at Miami University didn’t evolve on a whim – they were challenged, inspired, modernized, and made more relevant by each new generation of artists. Learn more about the College of Creative Arts, with degree programs that range from the classical to the contemporary.

From September through April each year, our popular Performing Arts Series presents an eclectic selection of dance, theatre, and musical performances by companies and artists from all over the world.

Miami University's Art Center offers students, faculty, staff and community members a variety of opportunities to engage in creative activities. The Art Center is located in Phillips Hall, 420 S. Oak Street in Oxford. It consists of a ceramics/pottery studio, a digital photo lab, wood shop, and metals/jewelry/glass studio.

The Alumni Hall Cage Gallery showcases student and faculty work, highlights on and off campus educational experiences, and exhibits the work of prominent architects, designers, and scholars--often in conjunction with the departmental lecture series.

The Center for Performing Arts contains classrooms, studios, offices, performance spaces, and practice rooms for students of music and theatre. Featuring Studio 88, an experimental venue in which students lead and design theatrical performances.

Located in Hiestand Hall, these visual laboratories serve as an extension of the classroom by providing exhibition opportunities for projects and studio work as well as professional guest artists.


Learn more about the CAWC Students dance during a performance at the UniDiversity festival

Center for American and World Cultures

The CAWC strives to enhance knowledge of non-dominant cultures through workshops, retreats, and seminars as well as sponsorship of distinguished lecturers and numerous cultural events. The Center also provides physical meeting spaces for ongoing interdisciplinary programming.

Learn more about Community Engagement and Service Miamians hand out resources and treats to students living off campus at the beginning of the school year

Community Engagement and Service

The Office of Community Engagement and Service (OCES) is your Miami resource for everything from sporadic charitable acts of volunteerism to deep social change and advocacy work.

Learn more about the myaamia tribe Miamians hand out resources and treats to students living off campus at the beginning of the school year

Miami Tribe Relations

Miami University and the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma enjoy a trusted and respectful relationship that has developed over almost 40 years, and exists on many levels, institutional and official, academic, and interpersonal.

The Office of Diversity Affairs (ODA) offers direct support to diverse populations, social justice through diversity education, and multicultural programming and campus resources on issues of diversity.

Established in 1991, the Women's Center exists to support and empower women, educate the campus about women's issues, and help the University achieve positive institutional change related to gender equity. We do this through resources and services, programs and events, opportunities for engagement and leadership, and welcoming space.

Global Initiatives is the campus center supporting and encouraging the Miami University commitment to dynamic and comprehensive internationalization resulting in a diverse cultural and global learning experience for students.

The Humanities Center is a hub for research, public engagement, and collaborative study in the fields of history, philosophy, literature, language, and culture. Its mission includes the cultivation of a new generation of scholars and leaders while demonstrating the value of the humanities to a liberal arts education and society in general.


The Miami University Art Museum has an energetic schedule of historic and contemporary exhibitions in its triangular galleries. In addition to the exhibitions that draw from other museums throughout the world, the museum houses a growing permanent collection of approximately 16,000 artworks.

Learn more about the Hefner Museum An exhibit of many types of animals in the museum, in the center of the exhibit, a roaring bear.

Museum of Natural History

The Robert A. Hefner Museum of Natural History seeks to increase visitors' knowledge of animal natural history and the importance of animal biodiversity, conservation and ecology.

The Karl E. Limper Geology Museum, located in Shideler Hall, is home to numerous displays of quality geological specimens intended to help visitors better understand and appreciate basic geological concepts. It contains hundreds of specimens of the world-famous fossils of Southwestern Ohio as well as minerals, rocks, fossils, and meteorites from all over the world.

The William Holmes McGuffey House is the second oldest building, completed in 1833, on the campus of Miami University. The museum is dedicated to the education of students in the greater community. We present an accurate historical representation of several periods of history ranging from the 1830's to the 1880's.